The BMW Group in the UK (BMW and MINI combined) has reported a rise of 12.3 per cent in its November sales increasing from 11,644 to 13,079 vehicles compared to the same month last year against a market which has seen overall sales fall by 11.5 per cent. The Group has also seen sales increase in the first 11 months of 2010 to 141,165 vehicles, a rise of 11.3 per cent compared to a 3.4 per cent market increase, from the 126, 824 vehicles sold in the same period in 2009.
"We have seen a strong sales performance from BMW Group in the UK this year and, with sales passing the 100,000 mark, BMW is on track to secure its position as the UK's leading premium brand for the year," said Tim Abbott, Managing Director of BMW Group UK. "Both BMW and MINI brands have outperformed the market year to date and this is being driven by the 3 Series which became the UK's sixth best-selling car in November and the new 5 Series saloon models. The MINI Countryman is sold out until next spring and demand is already looking very high for the newly-launched 5 Series Touring and X3.
"BMW Motorrad is also performing well, with motorcycle sales up on last year, and new models winning national awards."Published 10 December 2010